The Pierre Auger Observatory - the study of the highest energy cosmic raysMarch 18, 2009
American Center for Physics
College Park, MD
Speaker: Carlos Hojvat, Fermilab
Time and Location: Talk starts at 1:00 pm with Q&A to follow. It will be held in one of the first floor conference rooms at the American Center for Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD. This is located off River Road, between Kenilworth Ave. and Paint Branch Parkway.
Abstract: The Pierre Auger Southern Observatory in Argentina has been recently completed. Data taking has taken place during construction and some results are already available. The Observatory and the detection techniques will be presented as well as a summary of recent results.
Biography: Graduated from the "Instituto Balseiro" in Bariloche, Argentina. Completed a PhD at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Conducted research at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) while at the University of London, UK. Continued with research at Fermilab while at McGill University, Canada.
Join Fermilab in 1977 and directed several accelerator projects: charge exchange injection into the Booster, antiproton production for the Tevatron Collider and Tevatron superconducting dipole magnet development.
Conducted research at the Tevatron on quark-gluon plasma before becoming Deputy Project Manager for the Pierre Auger Observatory Project until one year ago.
Presently, President of the "Pierre Auger Observatory Foundation (Argentina)" that operates the Observatory and active on analysis of the observatory's data.